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Thank you for your interest in employment with JEWISHcolorado. We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Director of Women’s Philanthropy

DEPARTMENT: Development Department

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

FUNCTION SUMMARYTThe essential function of the Director of Women’s Philanthropy is to seek and secure funding resources and to cultivate and manage relationships with women donors and prospects. This position will have a donor portfolio with special emphasis on women’s giving at various events and within affinity groups and giving societies. The Director will also be responsible for the oversight and management of the Jewish Women’s Philanthropy Committee (JWPC), including but not limited to all meetings, activities, programs, and events.

REPORTS TO:    Chief Development Officer (CDO)

SUPERVISES:     N/A

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Participates as a thought partner with the CDO and the Development team in developing long-term strategies for total financial resource development.
  2. Seeks and secures funds from an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects, particularly women.
  3. Cultivates and manages new donor relationships at the Lion of Judah level and above and effectively grows existing relationships throughout the women’s affinity groups.
  4. Partners with major gifts staff and, when appropriate, general campaign staff to ensure seamless and integrated fundraising efforts for individuals, families, and foundations.
  5. Manages all women’s campaign-related operations (including CHOICES, GOLDA, and other events within the women’s campaign function), ensuring the achievement of organizational campaign goals, smooth operations, and good relationships with community constituents and donors.
  6. Partners with volunteer leadership to identify and execute relevant and meaningful programs designed to educate and inspire community engagement and philanthropic giving.
  7. Plans and implements relevant committee and task force meetings. Organizes attendance, logistics, agenda and materials preparation, meeting minutes and follow-up items, ensuring timely delivery and accuracy.
  8. Assists with budget preparation and monitoring for all women’s campaign activities.
  9. Provides support for, and attends, all Women’s Philanthropy events and other events as assigned.
  10. Manages donor records and data for accuracy, timeliness, and any calls to action. Generates reports.
  11. Works with staff responsible for gift processing to ensure proper recording, allocation, documentation, and analysis of campaign gifts and pledges. Follows-up with donors, as needed, for confirmation.
  12. Recruits and trains volunteers to cultivate and solicit Women’s Philanthropy. Helps connect donors with desired areas of connection and involvement.
  13. Works with the board and committees on women’s donor development and engagement.
  14. Provides general support as necessary. Assists the Chief Development Officer as required.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Strong diplomacy and collaboration skills to effectively work with donors, volunteers, colleagues and beneficiary organizations.
  2. Demonstrates a willingness to adapt to circumstances and readily accepts changes in the working environment. Manages competing demands. Changes approach or method to best fit the situation.
  3. Solicits and uses feedback to improve service. Undertakes self-development activities.
  4. Works ethically and with integrity. Inspires the trust of others.
  5. Stays current in the knowledge and trends relative to the philanthropic field.
  6. Has a strong passion for JEWISHcolorado’s mission and strategic focus.
  7. Demonstrates comfort with results-oriented organization.
  8. Proficiency with donor database management systems and other internal software programs.
  9. Effective oral and written communication skills.
  10. Project and time management experience related to fundraising and event planning.
  11. Ability to prioritize activities and comfortable dealing with ambiguity and change.
  12. Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  13. Working knowledge of social media and its marketing outreach application.
  14. Demonstrated volunteer management experience.
  15. Ability to integrate innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurial thinking into problem solving.

MINIMUM QUALITIFICATIONS

Education:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in a business field, or an equivalent, is required.

Experience:

  1. A minimum of 3 – 5 years of experience supporting a successful fundraising campaign is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  2. Past experience working with major women donors is preferred.
  3. Knowledge of planned giving vehicles is preferred.
  4. Knowledge of the Jewish community and its institutions is preferred.

Other Requirements:   This position requires some time out of the office, limited travel, and active participation in programs that occur outside of a traditional work schedule.

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

Position Type:  40-hour per week; exempt; qualifies for all benefit packages.

Working Conditions :   This job can be physically demanding (which can include travel, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, twisting, constant walking, frequent sitting, and maintaining close visual attention to write reports; occasional lifting up to 50 pounds).

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please submit resumes and cover letters to Maida Goodman with the subject line “Director of Women’s Philanthropy”